(Closed) I color 2.5 ct or G color 2 ct – please help!!!!!!!!!

posted 7 years ago in Rings
  • poll: Would you buy I color VS1 2.5 ct with very strong fluorescence or G color SI1 (eye-clean) 2ct ?

    I color VS1 2.5 ct with very strong fluorescence

    G color SI1 (eye-clean) 2ct

  • Post # 47
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    Newbee

    @bluerose88:  Go for the I color.  I have a 1.5 I color cushion with VS2, and the only time it looks even a HINT of not-white is in my car, where I have a beige-y interior.  The clarity is what’s going to make it glitter like mad.  I get compliments on mine CONSTANTLY.  We’ve been engaged over a year and I can’t stop staring at it.  

    Post # 49
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2016

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    @bluerose88:  hi! You probably made your decision already but I say go for the I! I actually have a J color 2+ ct. It is colorless 99.9% of the time! When I do see the very slight tint, it looks very antique/vintage, which is what I love. Even then I would still go for the I because a VS1 is good for me. Whatever you decide on I’m sure will still look amazing!

     

    Post # 50
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    Busy bee

    Hi, I would put the specs into the holloway calc on pricescope.com and see which rates better. I would also pose this question to the Pricescope community. They are going to be much more technically knowledgeable than people on the Bee about diamond stats and which stone is a better buy.

    Post # 51
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    Busy bee
    • Wedding: January 2016

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    @spezia:  that’s how I researched for my diamond! Pricescope is awesome.

     

    Post # 52
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: June 2014

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    @VivienMarcheline:  such a cool photo πŸ™‚  i ended up going with moissy, but if i had gotten a diamond i specifically wanted one with fluorescence. πŸ™‚

    Post # 54
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    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2012

    Thanks! It is by SundariGems on Etsy. Smile

    Post # 55
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    Blushing bee

    My center is H colored with a slight flourescence so it’s equvalent to a G color. My Fiance actually had to pay a premium because of that. I think it really depends on how strong your flourescene is. The right amount can make a yellow diamond whiter. Unless you prefer a diamond with blue hints, I wouldn’t sugget getting the strong flourescence. Hope this helps!

    Post # 56
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    Buzzing bee
    • Wedding: May 2013

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    @kurapika168:  oh my goodness your RING IS GORGEOUSSSS

    Post # 57
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    @bluerose88:  As long as it’s excellent cut, eye clean, and the fluoro doesn’t have a negative effect (i.e. haziness/milkiness) on the stone, I’d pick the 2.5 ct all day long!  πŸ™‚  I personally love fluorescense in a stone!  It can make it appear whiter and brighter in certain light.  πŸ™‚

     

    Post # 58
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    FWIW, I have a 2.43 ct GIA XXX in a J color with no fluorescence (althought I wish it did!!), and it looks very white (however, it is in a halo, which disguises any tint from the sides… if your setting will expose the side view, then I wouldn’t recommend going lower than I) — Also, remember that larger stones will show more body tint than lesser stones of the same color.  πŸ™‚

     

    My J…  πŸ™‚

     

     

    Post # 59
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    Bumble Beekeeper
    • Wedding: December 2013

    I would get the better color. 2.5 carats is quite large and you will see some warmth. Even under pristine jewelry store lighting, I could tell there was some warmth in an “I” diamond, but the Gs looked almost colorless to me.

    Post # 60
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

    …and mine is 8.7mm too — for your visual comparison, of course!  LOL

    Post # 61
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    Helper bee
    • Wedding: March 2013

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    @canarydiamond:  Honestly, it’s personal preference and degree of color sensitivity, which varies from person to person.  Also, some people prefer diamonds in the HIJ range, but only find out when seeing them IRL… I had a 2 ct I/SI2 picked out first and planned on doing a 6-prong solitaire, and it looked absolutely 100% white.  That’s one of the reasons why I decided to go for my (current) 2.43 ct J/SI1.  πŸ™‚

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